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The public sector

Within the public sector you could be looking at a wide range of occupations. Prospects has a useful list of job profiles each containing relevant information about key responsibilities, skill requirements, starting salaries, entry requirements, career prospects with links to major employers and current graduate vacancies.


Potential Job Roles

Job roles in this sector include:

Keeping up to date with the industry

As part of your job-hunting strategy you will need to keep up to date on developments in this sector and keep track of any vacancies that are coming up. Below are some key resources to help you research opportunities available. The knowledge gained through your research may help you to target your applications and will help when preparing for interviews.

  • Prospects – The Public Services overview provides a guide to jobs in this area with articles, news and features, as well as practical information on finding jobs.
  • Prospects – A guide to Law Enforcement and Security job roles, entry and progression, future trends and useful resources.
  • The Guardian – Guardian news for Public Sector careers.
  • PSE – The online site for the Public Sector Executive magazine for local authorities, the civil service and government bodies providing news, blogs and comments.
  • Government News and Communications – Access to all the latest government announcements and news.

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